Sunday, October 3, 2010

Thinks and Things by Crystal Johnson

Thinks and Things
by Crystal Johnson

Published: 2009
Genre: Fantasy, Novella
Paperback: 102 pages
Rating: 5

Description from lulu:
A story about thinking and believing.

Thinksandthings can hear people's thoughts and turn them into things. However, the world just isn't ready for a farm of Grandma clones or to be introduced to the Durtle (half dog, half turtle creature).

The Fixer repairs the damage some of the thinks have caused. However, when the Witch from the Hansel and Gretel fable escapes to Suburbia, a carousel lion comes to life and terrorizes small towns, and the Big Dipper starts to disappear from the sky, the Fixer has to work faster and harder before these things unfold irreversibly, all while tracking down Thinksandthings.

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): dandelions
In enjoyed this whimsical set of short shorts set in a novella. With characters named Thinksandthings and Fixer you're in for a gem of a story.

Favorite quote:
Sometimes the mind wanders into a dark, dark, room and then devours the key.
- page 77

Zombie sighting:
The Fixer steps out of his car and approaches a zombie kneeling on a foam pad, pulling out dandelions.
- page 78

Download a free pdf copy from lulu.


-+0+o+ Book Giveaway courtesy of author +o+0+-

2 winners.

Open to all.

Offer ends: October 31, 2010

TO DO (3-parts):

1. Sign the guestbook (if you signed it already in September - no need)

2. Visit the author, Crystal, and leave her a comment.

3. Come back here and share some of her randomness with me in comments.


Contest has ended - winner is here


-+0+o+ October Trix-n-Treatz schedule +o+0+-


  1. Oh wow the quote is impressive!!!
    Thanks for the rec!

  2. Thank you for the link and review! It sounds interesting!

  3. Thanks for the free download link!

  4. Loved the quote!!!
    Okay, I visited Crystal and left a comment on her seafood recipe post (which made me hungry btw).

    She did have several writers resources with links (like the LuLu one above). And she cautioned against all the stupid spammers out there who prey on those kind of sites, or would-be-writers.

    I like the Zombie picking dandelions imagery ;D

  5. Signed and commented.

    Hmm..I think her recipe on seafood is delicious =)

  6. Crystal just read a whole slew of Nancy Drew books this year :D

    Left a comment on her delish seafood recipe.

  7. she reccomends good links.

    And I left her a message telling where I came from:

  8. Left a comment on her hate seafood receipe in which she says to pat down the shrimp so they don't fall off.ha ha
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

  9. Thanks for all these Trix n Treats! :D
    I signed the guestbook with my GFC name :D

    I commented on Crystal's For Those of You who HATE seafood, and did you know lobster makes her feel squirmy. :)

  10. I left a comment here:

    I learned that she was once runner up in story contest writing a story about Hello Kitty.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  11. I thought the recipe on the hate seafood looked good, thats were I left a comment. She thinks this recipe is addictive, I can see where it could be.

  12. She finds screenwriting really hard.
    She says we can't wander around in sub plots too much and that she is a big fan of sub plots, by the way.

    Left a comment as well.

  13. The short stories are really cool and I love it!


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